For over a decade, Joseph J. Haddad’s law firm practice has focused on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on employment-related matters on behalf of employers and employees, including claims involving Title VII, sexual harassment, the ADA, wrongful discharge, workers’ compensation discrimination, unemployment, non-compete agreements and retaliation.
Prior to founding the law firm, Joseph successfully litigated complex commercial disputes including securities, class actions, product liability, shareholder actions, antitrust litigation, director & officer liability, insurance coverage, and real estate law as a member of the Trial Practice Group for Stoel Rives, Portland’s largest law firm. Joseph subsequently developed an expertise in employment law for a national labor and employment law firm where he defended numerous litigation matters on all subjects and in all forums. Such representative matters include a defense verdict in a million dollar disability discrimination action, an outright arbitration award in a sexual harassment claim against a local auto dealer, and the affirmation of a summary judgment ruling in a defamation case before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. As counsel to employers, he worked alongside corporate management to implement policies and practices to limit workplace-related liability while preserving the vision and cultures of his respective corporate clients. These experiences prompted Joseph to start his own practice and continue advising businesses and individuals in the field of employment law while maintaining a general civil litigation practice.
In law school, Joseph externed for Chief Judge Ancer L. Haggerty of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and also co-authored Chapter 30, “Rule 11- Sanctions,” for the 2002 supplement to the Oregon State Bar CLE treatise for Federal Civil Pleading and Practice, and has been a speaker for both public agencies and private corporations on employment law issues. He was a member of the Corporate Relations Committee of the Oregon Humane Society until 2013. Joseph is currently a member of the Owen M. Panner Inn of Court.
When away from the practice of law, Joseph spends time with his family, friends and dog, enjoying the slopes of Mt. Hood and the local ice hockey rinks. Joseph is also an avid card player, and in 2006 was ranked #118 in the world by CardPlayer Magazine.